[tex-live] hausarbeit-jura packaging bug

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 16:46:06 CEST 2013

2013/10/17 David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com>:
> On 17 October 2013 04:32, Vafa Khalighi
> <vafa.khalighi at student.uts.edu.au> wrote:
>> Why not using \write18 in dtx source
>> \immediate\write18{mv README.txt README}
> the main point of the docstrip packaging was to make a file generation
> system that only required TeX.  At the time it was written it worked
> on msdos and windows and unix and mac os and MVS, Atari,  acorn riscos
> etc.... They didn't all have \write18 and they didn't all have mv.
I am quite paranoid for security, my TeX Live is configured not to
allow \write18.

> Probably these days some of those architectures are less important
> than they were:-) but still, if you need to move a file using the
> operating system you may as well just distribute the file rather that
> use a system call from TeX.
> David

Zdeněk Wagner

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